Ipswich Garden Suburb SPD - Background

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A number of working groups were setup and Evidence Based reports produced as part of the preparation of the Ipswich Garden Suburb SPD.

Ipswich Northern Fringe Master Plan Workshop

As part of a series of informal consultation events, a master plan workshop was held on 21 July 2012 at the Ipswich Sports Club, Henley Road. The purpose of the workshop was to bring different groups together to discuss issues and principles for the development, and to begin to explore ideas about master planning the land at the Northern Fringe.  This report provides a summary account of the workshop and its outputs.

The Community Steering Panel

A Community Steering Panel was setup to act as a channel of effective communication between the Northern Fringe Development Steering Group and community representative groups in respect of the preparation of the Ipswich Garden Suburb- Supplementary Planning Document. The purpose, membership, and terms of reference of the Community Steering Panel are set out in the links below.

Community Steering Panel Study Tour

Members of the Community Steering Panel undertook a study tour of Milton Keynes and Cambourne to inform the development of the SPD for the Ipswich Northern Fringe.
An illustrated report of the visit can be viewed below.

Draft Vision and Core Objectives for Ipswich Northern Fringe

The Council prepared a draft document setting out a vision and a range of core objectives for the future planning and development of the land at Ipswich Garden Suburb (formerly known as the Northern Fringe).

Assessment of Retail Requirements

The Council commissioned retail consultants Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (NLP) to undertake an assessment of the retail provision that will be required to serve a sustainable urban extension at the Northern Fringe (Ipswich Garden Suburb).

The report forms an evidence base document and was a material consideration for the creation of the Ipswich Garden Suburb Supplementary Planning Document.

Preliminary SUDs Master Plan (Draft)

The Council has prepared a preliminary sustainable urban drainage strategy for the Supplementary Planning Document area. This is not an approved or adopted document and was used to inform the Ipswich Garden Suburb Supplementary Planning Document

Ipswich Garden Suburb SPD - Draft and Call for Ideas

Please click on the below links for information about the public consultation on the Draft Development Brief Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and the “Call for Ideas” public consultation.

Draft Development Brief Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Call for ideas

Contact Details

Ipswich Borough Council,
Development Management
3W Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 432913